Monday, June 8, 2015

Being a Good Employer: Culture

At Connor | Caitlin, we frequently discuss company culture and how candidates can fit into a company. We know that if a candidate is not a good culture fit, it will never work out in the long run for the candidate or the business.

Merriam-Webster defines culture as “a way of thinking, behaving, or working that exists in a place or organization (such as a business).” In our blog about recruiting we discussed being known as a great employer; company culture can make or break the appeal of your company.

When thinking about the culture of your company, there are a few key points to keep in mind. The first of these is defining and living out the company vision and mission. It is important to be clear about what your company expects inside and outside of the work place. Your employees represent your company whether they are on the clock or not. However, if you do not articulate the expectations you cannot hold employees up to them.

Secondly, communicate, communicate, communicate. Communication is vital to success in anything, but if you want to create a great company culture it is definitely essential. It is important to include all levels of employees in conversations about culture and create an open, friendly environment for conversations to take place.

Lastly, team building. When a company takes time to create teams out of its employees, the company shows that it truly cares about the employees and their work environment. Team building also allows employees to come together and communicate expectations and goals.

If you have any questions about company culture, please contact Connor | Caitlin.